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This report addresses the measurement of radioactivity and deals with the vast number of different radioactive materials that have become available in the last three decades, from nuclear reactors and particle accelerators, for applications in medicine, scientific research, and industry. It also addresses low-level radioactivity measurements for the monitoring of radioactivity in environmental media, such as air and water, in connection with the control of radioactive effluents associated with the production of nuclear power or the use of radionuclides. Content:• Front Matter • Preface to the First Edition • Preface to the Second Edition • Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Physics of Some Radiation Detectors 3. Fundamental or Direct Measurements of Activity in Radioactive Decay 4. Indirect or Comparative Measurements of Activity in Radioactive Decay 5. Techniques for the Preparation of Standard Sources for Radioactivity Measurements 6. The Assay of Radioactivity and the Identification of Radionuclides in Environmental, Medical, and Industrial Laboratories 7. Statistics 8. Measurements Assurance, Standards, Traceability and the Statement of Uncertainty Appendix A: Nuclear-Decay Data for Selected Radionuclides Appendix B: The Statistics of Radioactive Decay • References A-J • References K-Z • The NCRP • NCRP Publications • Index
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The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), formerly the National Committee on Radiation Protection and Measurements, and before that the U.S.
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